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is it true that chronic pain is an neurological disorder?

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Dr. Manoj Mittal
Neurology 16 years experience
Neurology: Neurological disorders can be categorized into central nervous system;brain and spinal cord; and peripheral nervous system;nerve and muscle. Inflammation in any of these components may lead to chronic pain. Chronic pain in very complex and include the underlying cause depends on the location and other factors associated. A primary care physician will be a good starting point to sort the puzzle.

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What types of eds are associated with pain and/or chronic pain?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 48 years experience
? Ehlers-Danlos Syn.: The most common pain associated with eds comes from the fact that the connective tissue supporting the joints becomes lax and allows chronic joint dislocations. These people frequently notice they are "double-jointed" but later experience the chronic dislocations. A more serious kind involves blood vessels where they can spontaneously rupture. Eds can also be a limited to the skin.
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What is the difference between acute and chronic pain?

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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
It is base on time: One classification: acute pain if less than a month, sub-acute if between 1-6 months, and chronic as more than 6 months since the time of onset. Others may classify as less than 3months, 3-6 months, and more than 6 months. Lets not to forget that patient might have acute exacerbation of chronic pain.
A 22-year-old member asked:

What are the most common problems that result in chronic pain?

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Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
There are many: Depression and anxiety can contribute significantly to chronic pain. Other health issues include smoking, poor nutrition, and lack of exercise. Often an injury will result in pain that lasts for greater than 6 months. When the underlying condition is treated effectively, chronic pain improves.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How are opioids used to manage chronic pain

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
Pain management: Opiods should be used with caution after evaluating the patient and screening for potential addictive personality. Some type of pain, neuropathic for example, do not respond well to opioids. Long acting opioids seem to maintain blood levels better than short acting avoiding peaks and valleys that limit pain control.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How common is chronic pain?

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Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Very common: Chronic pain is more common than cancer, heart disease/stroke, and diabetes combined. Over 80 million americans experience chronic pain.

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